iti devah sa aprstah
pritah sva-dutan pratyaha
smaran padambujam hareh
sri-badarayanih uvaca—Sukadeva Gosvami said; iti—thus; devah—the demigod; sah—he; aprstah—being questioned; praja-samyamanah yamah—Lord Yamaraja, who controls the living entities; pritah—being pleased; sva-dutan—to his own servants; pratyaha—replied; smaran—remembering; pada-ambujam—the lotus feet; hareh—of Hari, the Personality of Godhead.
Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said: Thus having been questioned, Lord Yamaraja, the supreme controller of the living entities, was very pleased with his order carriers because of hearing from them the holy name of Narayana. He remembered the lotus feet of the Lord and began to reply.
Srila Yamaraja, the supreme controller of the living entities in terms of their pious and impious activities, was very pleased with his servants because they had chanted the holy name of Narayana in his dominion. Yamaraja has to deal with men who are all sinful and who can hardly understand Narayana. Consequently when his order carriers uttered the name of Narayana, he was extremely pleased, for he also is a Vaisnava.
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